Sha Money Addresses Bobby Shmurda’s Arrest – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire Sha Money talks the Bobby Shmurda arrest, Ashanti takes the stand in her stalkers trial and 50 Cent scores a $78 million dollar underwear endorsement.
Wednesday’s arrest of new comer Bobby Shmurda, born Ackquille Pollard and a member of his GS9 crew in New York City, is gaining all kinds of media attention. According to TheBoomBox, when news first hit the web it was being reported that Sha Money XL, the EVP of Urban A&R for Epic Records, was arrested.
That is not the case and the label exec released a statement to clear his name and set the record straight. Sha Money explained, “I was not arrested. They held me until they searched the studio then let me go.” He went on the say he didn’t appreciate being dragged down by the media or the fact that 40 cops bum rushed his studio, adding “ I’m one of the only few black men signing black artist from the streets and giving them a chance to do better in life.”
Sha went on to say, “I signed these kids to give them a better way in life not to be dragged down by the media and gunned down by the 40 cops that raided the studio and pointed guns at me for working my job. You have no idea how this makes me feel or look when I’m one of the only few black men signing black artist from the streets and giving them a chance to do better in life.”
Speaking of which, Sha signed Bobby Shmurda to Epic Records in July. But the 20-year rappers careers is gonna be on hold for a while as he’s facing some major charges, including gang-related shooting and drug trafficking. In addition fellow GS9 member Rowdy Rebel, was arrested and 20 guns were seized from their Quad Recording studios in midtown Manhattan.
In other news, the Associated Press reports Ashanti came face-to-face with the man accused of stalking her for the past several years. Devar Hurd, by the way is representing himself, and cross-examined his victim on the witness stand Tuesday (Dec. 16)......only in America.
BET reports Hurd was first convicted of stalking Ashanti and her family in 2009 and went back to jail for violating a protective order, which doesn’t expire until 2020. After serving a couple years he was released, but went right back to harassing Ashanti. In addition to sending her more than 500 explicit tweets, calling her mother/manager, but showing up to her little sister Tina Douglas events.
On Tuesday the 34-year old singer testified for nearly an hour, answering all of Hurds questions. That had to be quite UN-nerving. Dude is a bit twisted. Listen to Tha Wire below and find what he's been diagnosed.
Fif didn't hesitate to announce the good news via his Instagram account on Monday (Dec. 15), saying, "I just did a deal for $78 million for underwear. What did you m*********s do today?" The followed that up with selfie in his kitchen with some fat stacks of cash between two slices of bread. Look for 50 to promote his new brief, which retails for about $100 on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight.
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